European Computer Systems, offers connectivity projects, in its HPC, Deep Learning, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence systems, as part of its know-how.
In recent years, network bandwidth has grown exponentially. The connectivity that previously existed in local environments is practically what operators currently offer in their fiber connections and will grow even more with the arrival of 5G and the reduction of latency.
For this reason, our company has been working with Mellanox for many years, for Infiniband and Ethernet solutions at 100 and 200 Gb/s. As it also provides bandwidth solutions of 25, 40, 100, 200, 400 and 800 Gb/s in these environments that are possible through PCI-e 4.0 buses.
Many of the SIE Ladon servers already incorporate 10G connectivity as standard, both in 10GbaseT (copper compatible with gigabit), and 10G SFP+ in fiber, which support maximum distances of 10 km. However, in gigabit, 10G, 40G and 100G trunk solutions, we have been working with 2 different manufacturers in these years.
Since 2020, we have chosen to unify it into a single manufacturer, which will connect with our philosophy and this is D-Link. This company offers gigabit, 10G, 40G and 100 Gb/s trunk switches, with stacking and advanced management services.
The advantage of unifying SIE's commitment is to allow us to focus on a single manufacturer, of which we are currently a D-Link Bronze Partner, which allows us to have our technicians specialized in a single manufacturer, with high-level certifications, whose switch management is consolidated. In addition, D-Link offers through its free platform D-VIEW, all the unified management of devices, just like we have with GSM, in the case of Gigabyte servers.
Other advantages that we have found with the close relationship with D-Link are:
1º Training and specialization, with certification courses for our technicians.
2º Support in Spain and in Spanish, from high-level technicians, who allow us to implement all solutions, however complex they may be
3º Commercial consultancy, to face projects with guarantee. In fact, D-Link was present at the HPC Admintech 2021
4º 5-year warranty on the equipment and for life, once registered
5º Very competitive prices in the market, with excellent quality and reliability, which our company looks for in projects
6º A range of products that not only cover the classic clusters, but all the connectivity between Edge Computing and IOT solutions, necessary in our projects of the GlobalOt consortium (AI applied to Climate Change, whose Project Challenges we are Group Leader
All this has allowed us to face great success stories during 2020 and 2021 and will allow us to reach our 2025 goals with this manufacturer.
Photo of the expansion of the cluster of the University of Barcelona with a D-Link switch.